Nearly half of what Pennsylvania's workers' compensation program pays for prescription drugs goes to physicians who dispense them directly to patients, bypassing pharmacies, a lucrative practice that is limited by many states and not reimbursed at all by private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, according to a new report.
BUCKS COUNTY Biotech center receives $4.2 million federal grant DOYLESTOWN The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County will receive a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration, the agency announced last week.
A Darby Borough police officer died late Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Ridley Park, authorities said. Darby Borough Mayor Helen Thomas confirmed that the officer had died but said she had no further information. Ridley Park police said a man shot himself in the 400 block of East Chester Pike but declined to elaborate.
Federal prosecutors asked a judge Monday to place charter school founder Dorothy June Brown in custody for up to 30 days to undergo a mental evaluation, to determine whether she is competent to be retried on charges that she defrauded the four schools she established of $6.3 million.
CHESTER COUNTY Gusick named to head T/E schools TREDYFFRIN The Tredyffrin/Easttown School District has promoted from within for its next superintendent, picking Richard Gusick, the current director of curriculum, instruction, staff development and planning, for the post.
HERSHEY, Pa. - Behind in the polls, Gov. Corbett went on offense Monday night in the first televised debate of the Pennsylvania governor's race, defending himself as a steady steward of taxpayers' money while characterizing Democrat Tom Wolf as an untested entity with vague promises.
DELAWARE COUNTY Bobby Rydell to sing at Marple Newtown High NEWTOWN SQUARE The singer Bobby Rydell will give a benefit concert for the Delaware County Historical Society next month.
Two members of a Philadelphia Ironworkers union admitted roles in 13 acts of sabotage and intimidation Monday on behalf of a group that prosecutors say routinely damaged school, business, and even church construction sites to pressure builders into hiring union workers.